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A good look at Poland

A good look at Poland

Scholars work to understand the role Poland played in the Holocaust, but its role before the Nazis and in the present is clear. Op-ed..David Billet, 20/09/2021 09:07
After 78 years, Jewish remains from Warsaw Ghetto buried

After 78 years, Jewish remains from Warsaw Ghetto buried

Remains believed to be from Jewish victims from the Warsaw Ghetto discovered, buried in Jewish cemetery ahead of Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2021 22:58
The Jewish baby who grew up to become a priest - then returned to Judaism

The Jewish baby who grew up to become a priest - then returned to Judaism

Given away by his mother during the Holocaust, Yaakov was raised a Christian and became a high-ranking church official.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/09/2021 10:57
Watch: NATO Allies 'migrate' north for the summer

Watch: NATO Allies 'migrate' north for the summer

Yissachar Ruas joins the Turkish Air Force 161 Filo flying their F-16 Fighter jets as part of the NATO Air Policing Mission.Yissachar Ruas, 03/09/2021 13:51
Symbolic grave for Jews in Poland defaced with slogans praising Hitler

Symbolic grave for Jews in Poland defaced with slogans praising Hitler

Polish restitution law has exacerbated anti-Semitic trends, former Jewish leader says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 21/08/2021 20:27
Britain criticizes Polish restitution law

Britain criticizes Polish restitution law

British minister says Poland should provide legal avenues for victims of the Holocaust to pursue restitution claims.Elad Benari, 19/08/2021 06:11
Former Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich calls for halt to youth trips to Poland

Former Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich calls for halt to youth trips to Poland

'No one's going to convince me that a fun trip abroad teaches the real lessons of the Holocaust, even if a few tears are shed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 09:56
Blinken: We regret Poland's adoption of restitution law

Blinken: We regret Poland's adoption of restitution law

Secretary of State reiterates US concerns over law restricting claims on Jewish property looted from Polish Jewry during the Holocaust.Ben Ariel, 17/08/2021 05:25
Polish court: Historians do not have to apologize for research into pogrom

Polish court: Historians do not have to apologize for research into pogrom

Polish appeals court overturns ruling requiring historians to apologize for their research into a Holocaust pogrom.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 16/08/2021 21:56
Poland to cancel Israeli youth trips?

Poland to cancel Israeli youth trips?

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister says Israeli youth taught to hate Poland during educational trips as feud over restitution law continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2021 16:36
Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Poland is only doing what the rest of Europe has already done, albeit with more fanfare, say Israeli diplomats who now fear reprisals.Y Rabinovitz, 16/08/2021 10:28
'Poland failed but Israel overreacted, relations are at the lowest point ever'

'Poland failed but Israel overreacted, relations are at the lowest point ever'

From The Depths founder Jonny Daniels reacts to Polish law restricting claims on Jewish property.Yoni Kempinski, 16/08/2021 04:06
Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM decries decision of Foreign Minister Lapid to downgrade diplomatic relations in wake of law restricting Holocaust-era restitution.Y Rabinovitz, 15/08/2021 20:29
Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

'This evening, Poland became an anti-democratic, anti-liberal country,' Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2021 20:57
US concerned over Polish restitution law

US concerned over Polish restitution law

Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges Polish President not to sign law restricting process for Holocaust survivors and their families.Elad Benari, 12/08/2021 02:31
Polish parliament approves restitution law

Polish parliament approves restitution law

Israel outraged over law that will affect 90 percent of restitution claims.Nitsan Keidar, 12/08/2021 01:58
US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

US special envoy for Holocaust issues says Polish legislation "would cause irreparable harm to both Jews and non-Jews".Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2021 04:02
EJC: New Polish law 'discriminatory and immoral'

EJC: New Polish law 'discriminatory and immoral'

The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2021 23:01
Social Equality Minister: Polish law could seriously damage relations

Social Equality Minister: Polish law could seriously damage relations

Minister Meirav Cohen: It is my duty and that of my fellow members of the government to work for the realization of the rights of survivors.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/07/2021 20:42
FM Lapid slams "unjust and damaging" Polish restitution law

FM Lapid slams "unjust and damaging" Polish restitution law

Lapid says Israel will "firmly defend the dignity of Holocaust victims, their memory and their rights" as Polish Senate approves bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 18:36
Israel seeks US help in efforts against Polish restitution law

Israel seeks US help in efforts against Polish restitution law

Israel asks Biden administration to support effort against legislation restricting restitution claims by survivors and their families.Ben Ariel, 23/07/2021 02:09
Polish marchers blame Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic

Polish marchers blame Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic

'We know who is behind this whole 'plandemic,'' Polish marcher says.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 22/07/2021 09:30
US senators call on Polish president to veto anti-Holocaust restitution bill

US senators call on Polish president to veto anti-Holocaust restitution bill

Bipartisan US Senate group criticizes proposed legislation as an affront to achieving justice for victims of the Nazis.Dan Verbin, 21/07/2021 15:59
Polish nationalists disrupt commemoration for Jewish pogrom victims

Polish nationalists disrupt commemoration for Jewish pogrom victims

'Ultra nationalists, neo-Nazis, are now tolerated by too many of our people in government,' Polish Chief Rabbi Schudrich says.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 15/07/2021 09:05
Hearing in the Polish Senate: No law will erase the memory of those who perished

Hearing in the Polish Senate: No law will erase the memory of those who perished

Head of Israeli embassy in Warsaw and Holocaust survivor to speak in Polish Senate about law which would prevent restitution to survivors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2021 21:36
Anti-Semitic feces-covered note left at recently vandalized Polish Jewish cemetery

Anti-Semitic feces-covered note left at recently vandalized Polish Jewish cemetery

Threatening note left on the gates of the Bielsko-Biała Jewish cemetery less than 2 weeks after 67 of its headstones were vandalized.Dan Verbin, 05/07/2021 17:34
Poland: Man who chanted anti-Semitic tropes to serve prison

Poland: Man who chanted anti-Semitic tropes to serve prison

Polish rallygoer who led chants about hanging ‘Zionists’ sentenced to 1 year in jail, an unusually stiff punishment.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/07/2021 21:03
Polish ultranationalists leave chunks of brick walls outside Israeli embassy in Warsaw

Polish ultranationalists leave chunks of brick walls outside Israeli embassy in Warsaw

Polish protesters dump chunks of brick wall outside of Israel's embassy in Warsaw, after Israel criticized limits on Holocaust restitution.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/07/2021 13:47
Gratuitous cruelty in WWII Poland

Gratuitous cruelty in WWII Poland

We need all the stories. We need the details. Even then, we will never know it all, comprehend it all. Op-ed.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 29/06/2021 11:30
Poland hopes Israel will change mind on restitution law

Poland hopes Israel will change mind on restitution law

Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister: Israel's criticism of restitution law is inappropriate, we hope they'll change their approach.Ben Ariel, 29/06/2021 04:56
67 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Poland

67 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Poland

19th-century Jewish cemetery vandalized for 3rd time since 2015.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 28/06/2021 17:56
Israel reprimands Polish ambassador over Restitution Law

Israel reprimands Polish ambassador over Restitution Law

Restitution Row: After Polish PM blasts Foreign Minister Yair Lapid for criticizing Restitution Law, Israel summons Polish ambassador.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 16:18
Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

Unimpressed by Israeli warning following law blocking restitution claims, Poland calls for Israeli FM Lapid to be "condemned."Y Rabinovitz, 27/06/2021 10:27
WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

Ronald S. Lauder condemns Polish draft law that would severely limit any ability by Holocaust victims to recover stolen property.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 26/06/2021 00:08
Lapid to Poland: No law will change history

Lapid to Poland: No law will change history

Foreign Minister responds to Polish draft law which would limit Holocaust restitution claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 22:10
Polish bill up for debate may limit restitution claims

Polish bill up for debate may limit restitution claims

Restitution organization warns that bill could place “new, insurmountable legal conditions” on claims for property recovery or compensation.Dan Verbin, 23/06/2021 18:21
Polish schoolchildren destroy dozens of Jewish headstones

Polish schoolchildren destroy dozens of Jewish headstones

63 Jewish tombstones toppled, and more damaged, by 12-year-olds who said they wanted to build a fortress out of the stones.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/06/2021 07:21
Poland: 'Lucky Jew' figurines deemed anti-Semitic in Krakow

Poland: 'Lucky Jew' figurines deemed anti-Semitic in Krakow

Krakow city official says good-luck figurines of Jews are ‘anti-Semitic’ and should not be sold.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/06/2021 21:11
Poland: Gov't gives $50k to man who made anti-Semitic comments

Poland: Gov't gives $50k to man who made anti-Semitic comments

Polish government to give $50,000 to nationalist website headed by student who has made anti-Semitic comments.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 13/05/2021 07:39
Poland: Agriculture Min. promises 'no impediment' to kosher meat

Poland: Agriculture Min. promises 'no impediment' to kosher meat

Polish Agriculture Min. to European Jewish leaders: 'There will be no impediment to kosher meat exports for European religious communities.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 09:59
Poles react to Meron disaster: 'The less Jews there are, the better for the world'

Poles react to Meron disaster: 'The less Jews there are, the better for the world'

Comments section to article on Meron disaster in Polish media swamped with anti-Semitic hate.Nissan Tzur, 02/05/2021 22:59
Polish reality TV star turned town councillor goes on anti-Semitic rant

Polish reality TV star turned town councillor goes on anti-Semitic rant

Councillor for town of Olecka says that Jews are behind a plan to "murder us and take over."Dan Verbin, 28/04/2021 01:48
2 more historians quit Auschwitz museum board over right-wing politician’s appointment

2 more historians quit Auschwitz museum board over right-wing politician’s appointment

Following resignation of Jewish philosopher, two more historians quit Auschwitz museum board, with one citing 'politicization' as reason.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/04/2021 20:17
Polish Jewish leader quits Auschwitz museum board over former PM's appointment

Polish Jewish leader quits Auschwitz museum board over former PM's appointment

Stanisław Krajewski quits International Auschwitz Council over appointment of former PM Beata Szydlo, citing 'politicization.'Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 14/04/2021 21:29
Polish university calls lecturer’s anti-Semitic blood libel part of ‘scientific discourse’

Polish university calls lecturer’s anti-Semitic blood libel part of ‘scientific discourse’

Lecturer who accused Jews of ritual murders won't be punished, with university saying anti-Jewish claims are part of 'scientific discourse'.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 09/04/2021 07:27
Polish politician makes 'utterly irrelevant' anti-Semitic joke

Polish politician makes 'utterly irrelevant' anti-Semitic joke

Local politician in Poland makes anti-Semitic joke at council meeting,Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/04/2021 07:44
Eldest 'Righteous Among Nations' passes away

Eldest 'Righteous Among Nations' passes away

Anna Kozminska, the oldest Righteous Among the Nations passed away last week at the age of 101.Nissan Tzur, 30/03/2021 16:34
Polish writer accused of insulting Trump allied Polish president by calling him a "moron"

Polish writer accused of insulting Trump allied Polish president by calling him a "moron"

Jakub Zulczyk may have to serve jail time after being charged with insulting Polish president Andrzej Duda.Dan Verbin, 23/03/2021 19:12
Struggling financially? Buy a 'Lucky Jew' candle

Struggling financially? Buy a 'Lucky Jew' candle

The latest ‘Lucky Jew’ figurines in Poland: Scented candles that are ‘good for financial success.’Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/03/2021 08:08
Polish historian resigns state position over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

Polish historian resigns state position over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

State historian Tomasz Greniuch resigns as acting director of the Institute of National Remembrance Wrocław branch over 2007 photos.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 22/02/2021 18:42
A state historian in Poland is seen in pictures from 2007 giving the Nazi salute

A state historian in Poland is seen in pictures from 2007 giving the Nazi salute

Photos show state historian Tomasz Greniuch gave Nazi salute. 'This man should never have been appointed,' former adviser to Polish PM says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/02/2021 08:19
Poland worried over new COVID mutation

Poland worried over new COVID mutation

New outbreak feared after new COVID strain that can be easily transmitted to humans found on Mink farm in Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2021 10:41
World Jewish Congress dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder says court ruling 'does not bode well for future of historical research in Poland.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2021 21:24
Polish lawmakers study Israeli vaccination campaign to plan their own

Polish lawmakers study Israeli vaccination campaign to plan their own

A special meeting in the Polish parliament saw MPs hearing from Israeli professionals on how to protect their public from COVID-19.Shlomo Witty, 19/01/2021 21:07
Poland: Holocaust scholars sued for book on Polish collaborators

Poland: Holocaust scholars sued for book on Polish collaborators

Polish historians on trial for book claiming that Polish mayor who saved a Jewish woman also murdered 22 Jews during Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/01/2021 11:50
Academic edition of 'Mein Kampf' to be published in Poland

Academic edition of 'Mein Kampf' to be published in Poland

Editor says the new version Adolf Hitler's book is "a homage to the victims".Ben Ariel, 19/01/2021 06:07
Polish rapper under fire for calling COVID-19 ‘modern Holocaust’

Polish rapper under fire for calling COVID-19 ‘modern Holocaust’

Jakub Grabowski, aka Quebonafide, slammed for comparing coronavirus pandemic to the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/01/2021 14:52